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Laura Gilpin

1950-2007 , United States
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Laura Crafton Gilpin's book, The Hocus-Pocus of the Universe (Doubleday, 1977), was selected by William Stafford as the winner of the 1976 Walt Whitman Award. After winning the Whitman Award, she became a registered nurse and worked in medical care for the rest of her life. Gilpin died in 2007, at her home in Fairhope, Alabama, at the age of fifty-six.